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Fred Sellars15/07/2019 10:52:56
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These are not FIB'S.

Read my articles in the October issue of Bookmark journal by the Modern British Philatelic Circle

Edited By Fred Sellars on 15/07/2019 10:58:40

Fred Sellars15/07/2019 11:37:58
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Fred Sellars15/07/2019 11:43:54
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But these are.

They are as galaxies in the the universe.


Fred Sellars15/07/2019 14:20:32
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So as to give a fuller picture on cream and whites, please use the following instructions.

On the normal Google page enter "how to study a stamp's paper" and send , this will bring up various sites on the subject.Now press the site by the name of "Brixtonchrome" and this will give you some fascinating reading.

Thank you,Fred.

Fred Sellars15/07/2019 17:12:40
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To add to the various values found here is the 4d value both in/on cylinder blocks.

whoops ! I have made an error the picture should read date of issue as 28/4/65 and not the 28/5/65 as is in the picture.

Sorry about that, Fred


Edited By Fred Sellars on 15/07/2019 17:42:16

Fred Sellars16/07/2019 20:52:17
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Here is an addition to the fourpenny ones in sheet form, but the picture shown are from booklets.img_20190716_203758.jpg

Fred Sellars18/07/2019 00:11:44
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Rather than look at the difference I decided to compare the similarity by using a stamp that was definitely a cream paper, in this case a 6d one cancelled in 1960 was used in comparison to a block of 9d phosphors.

The only difference that I could see was the fact that the 9d phosphors had been printed on a paper that was more translucent, as far as the colour was concerned they appeared to be identical.

When this block was sent to the Royal philatelic society in London for expertisation, the verdict was it was printed on whiter paper due to the fact it had been issued much later than 1962, this was the explanation given when I queried the verdict.img_20190717_233901.jpg

Fred Sellars19/07/2019 14:47:48
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During my liaison with the RPSL in late 2018, I sent them a scan of the 8d phosphor value depicting the fibrillous paper discovered by me on the 18th of November 2018.

Mr Harman replied on the 4th of December 2018 quoting "we have seen a few examples of these 'varieties' ".

As I was unable to find these "varieties" in any catalogue or advertisements, I could only conclude that they were recent finds made by other people who had also discovered other possible values relating to my find, Mr Harman's comments were only very brief as to which value previously seen they might have been.

So your guess is as good as mine.

I can now show you a picture of the 7d value that I have also discovered.

Thank you, Fred.img_20190719_122928.jpg

Fred Sellars26/07/2019 11:19:49
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It would seem that the difference between cream type papers and whiter ones is not just on the "ODD" value , but runs right through from the 1d to the 1/6d on various phosphors,and even the 4d deep ultramarine plain.

I am sure that some of the viewers,after checking their own collections will agree with my statement.

A previous telephone conversation with an expert on these stamps (Mr. Ian Harvey) of the RPSL stated that cream type papers can also be seen as grey under UV light.

You will see that this is so with the 1d value in my next picture shown below.img_20190725_110845.jpg

Fred Sellars26/07/2019 18:16:21
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I did previously say that many differences found was from the 1d to the 1/6d value, especially in the 9•5 mm phosphor range.

So to add to the cream Vs white brigade, I can now show you the 1/6d top value of the set.img_20190726_171541.jpg

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